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Ph 09 271 8020 www.southmagazine.co.nz Editor: Helen Perry 09 271 8036 helen@times.co.nz Sales: Kate Ockelford-Green 09 271 8090, kate@times.co.nz Sales: Jackie Underhill 09 271 8092, jackie@times.co.nz Business Development: Selina Chant 09 271 8068 selina@times.co.nz Design: Clare McGillivray 09 271 8067 clare@times.co.nz Claire Robertson 09 271 8067 media@times.co.nz Photography: Wayne Martin Publisher: Reay & Brian Neben Times Media Level 1, The Lane, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland. PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163 dISClAIMer: Articles published in SOUTH do not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers or editor. All material is provided as a general information service only. Times Media ltd does not assume or accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, the accuracy or appropriate application of any information in this magazine. All the material in this magazine has the protection of international copyright. All rights reserved. No content may be reproduced without the prior written consent of Times Media ltd.



Port Waikato inspires poet Jo Juddery weighs in for charity


Happily ever after – for bridal couples


Top 10 romantic hotels


FOOD 30 32

HOME 35 36

Wardrobe harmony

Future foodys today All’s Fare Frame Tv brings art into homes Out of europe



rebels with a cause Fun, fun, fun – motoring classics



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Editor says... I had intended to pass comment on the proposed changes to New Zealand’s tax system but after perusing the first releases then seeing a raft of ‘pros and cons’ plus a flurry of ‘ayes’ and ‘nays’, I’ve decided to wait before passing judgment, perhaps even until the Government decides what it will adopt and what will be cast aside. However, I will say I do have grave concerns for lifestyle block owners with a property of 4500 square metres or larger. Apparently, such properties are among those which could be subject to capital gains despite the fact that some will be the owners’ only family home and not in any way a working farm or commercial business. I may be jumping the gun by voicing fears because, as yet nothing is decided. But it is clear to me that New Zealanders should ensure they have their say on these proposals because I have a feeling that once adopted, new regulations will be pretty hard to reverse even by a change of government. Taxation issues aside, I hope readers will turn their eyes to this month’s SOUTH magazine which looks at a ‘tough mudder’ who is

on the cover ROUND & ROUND AGAIN! If Miss Clawdy visited New Zealand you can bet all your money she’d have been wheelin’ and rockin’ her fine, cruel self down the road at Rebel Roundup recently. Featured on this month’s cover is a mystery reveller spinning her wheels at the annual event. Another rock ‘n’ roll reveller was our own jitterbugging shutterbug, Wayne Martin – see pages 6-7 to view his full photo spread. Photo Wayne Martin

also a ‘heavy hitter’ talks to a Port Waikato poet and contains our annual wedding feature to assist bridal couples. Check out some light reading suggestions, autumn fashions, and sought after pantry products. Better still, one lucky person is in to win a Nutribullet Balance with smart senor technology – a great prize for any family. Finally, congratulations to all clubs who participated in the recent Counties Manukau Athletic Champs at Papakura – how wonderful to see so many young people competing and so many family and friends in support – it was a great day especially seeing my nine-year-old grandson enjoying success. Now, go enjoy!

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Whether hitting the city or hanging around closer to home, Aucklanders from the South side have plenty of options when it comes to entertainment. So, to help readers decide where they want to be, when surrounded by the who’s who, here’s a quick guide to our picks of the month.

The Magic Flute March 8-10, times vary, ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland City

Autumn Baby Show March 9-10, 10am-5pm, ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom

While there are unlikely to be riots at the opening of this show, back it Mozart’s day, The Magic Flute caused more than just a stir. Film animation, live singers and the Auckland Philharmonia work in harmony during this production, which has thrilled audiences around the world, to present the latest incarnation of a fantastic comedyopera. See apo.co.nz/whats-on for details.

Babies don’t tend to stick to a schedule. Because little ones are inclined to arrive on the scene throughout the year, another show (in addition to the annual August event) is set to run this month. With everything necessary to ensure tomorrow’s princes and princesses are kings and queens of their castles, this event also features plenty of activities for children and advice for parents too. See babyshow. co.nz for details.

Day Out with Thomas, Te Kuiti Muster & Vintage Harvest Festival March 16-17, March 30 & March 30-31, Glenbrook Vintage Railway (and nearby) Glenbrook Station Road, Glenbrook Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo March 23-24, PIA Events Centre, Pukekohe While the Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo offers plenty for anyone building or renovating, there’s much more on offer during this annual show. As much a celebration of the Franklin community as it is a home show, this two-day event is not to be missed. Details via franklinexpo.co.nz.

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The Fat Controller will be marshalling Thomas and friends once again to entertain children and adult railway enthusiasts alike at Glenbrook Vintage Railway. Then, on March 30, the Te Kuiti Muster train takes in the sights with stops (including excursions) along the way down to Te Kuiti. And don’t forget the Vintage Harvest Festival (on Farm Park Road, March 30-31) which will see machines from days gone by relive some of their past glories. Visit gvr.org.nz and vintagemachinery. co.nz for more information about these three classic events. www.southmagazine.co.nz

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‘rebels’ The 2019 Rebel Round Up at Pukekohe Park Raceway was another classic – not only a showcase of muscle cars, hot rods, customs and more but a rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’ festival of toe-tapping music, motor racing, beauty pageants, food, refreshments and entertainment all with a swinging 50’s theme. Adopting a one-day format this year, the event attracted thousands including SOUTH photographer WAYNE MARTIN who used his camera to full effect.

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Milton Moon The moon dances on the waves Takes you back and forth in time In time again we hurried close And scurried past the clouds aoat Hear the waves they beckon you Stealing time back and forth, like a pendulum Singing out upon the breast Of an old woman dressed the best louise Hayward

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Occidental poet comes from the east

The long lazy days of the summer break enabled ANGELA KEMP to discover a new writing talent based out of Port Waikato. Louise Hayward’s book ‘As It Was’ is her first collection of poetry and perfect for holiday reading.

being on your own you can’t always do everything so they are always happy to lend a helping hand.”

Most weekends and holidays you’ll find louise Hayward in her happy place – a house in Port Waikato she has owned for 13 years. One day it will be her permanent home but for now, with a mortgage to pay, she spends the week in an apartment in Takapuna where she works as a PA.

In a way, her life has come full circle. After school louise wanted to go to university and study journalism but her mum encouraged her to go straight into a job in a bank. She worked her way up to becoming the international banking manager before moving to london to take up a position with Merrill lynch.

At the end of last year she published her first book – As It Was – containing her thoughts and journeys from days gone by to provide inspiration, but mostly hope, for the future. It’s a beautifully presented book, charmingly illustrated and printed on faux watercolour paper: the antithesis to Kindle.

On her return to New Zealand, louise decided she needed a new direction and completed a course in music, events and artists’ management – “I felt like I was home having been involved in the corporate world for so long.”

louise has compiled near 90 pages of verse compartmentalised into five sections – love, water, earth and a new life. With a nod to her favourite poet Keats, louise says it’s written in ‘old speak’ but relevant to today and the future.

it gives me the most descriptive phrases.”

She began writing four years ago and says the Port has played a major part in the creative process. She describes her home there as her retreat and her sanctuary.

“I could smell summer, the pine needles … it was just magical and I thought, ‘this is the place’. Then we walked to the beach and on the way I saw ‘my’ house; it was for sale and I thought I had to have it.”

“I was bringing in people such as The Hollies, Hank Marvin, Tommy emmanuel – legendary guitarists of the time. It was very exciting getting to meet these famous entertainers and this is when I started writing.

“The house had been on the market for 10 years and it was as if it had been waiting for me. The Port Waikato community is beautiful, they really rally together. My neighbours are wonderful;

“It was as if something was woken in me and I wrote some stories – they were terrible! Then one day I was thinking on what I could write about when I began “hearing” verses. At that stage they weren’t

“The Port has everything, the river, the ocean, the long walks, the hills, the caves. I can do what I want there, I feel free. “The writing that I achieve at Port Waikato is the best, the purest, and www.southmagazine.co.nz

louise’s first visit to Port Waikato came after an invitation to spend Christmas with a friend who had a bach there.

louise was thrilled to become PA and publicist to Kiwi country music legend, Gray Bartlett.

good enough to go into a book but it was a start. “I had to be disciplined about writing and would usually start after work and after dinner. I’ve written the book’s poems over the past two years; I really want to give people hope because sometimes life can be very difficult.” louise has two more books she plans to publish in the next couple of years, a children’s book of poetry and one on nature. “It’s good to introduce children to poetry because these days everyone is in such a rush or on the internet; even I haven’t read a novel in a long time. Poetry is perfect for dipping into, you can read one poem then put it down again.” If readers wish to purchase a copy of ‘As It Was’ visit louise’s website at www.louisehaywardbooks.com. In the meantime here is one of her poems to whet your appetite. Milton Moon The moon dances on the waves Takes you back and forth in time In time again we hurried close And scurried past the clouds afloat Hear the waves they beckon you Stealing time back and forth, like a pendulum Singing out upon the breast Of an old woman dressed the best. south | march 2019 |



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receives all-day sun; it can be used by resort guests during all tides for Free snorkelling, fish-feeding, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and swimming, and because it’s been a ra’ui (reserve) for nearly 20 years, it offers rarotonga’s best snorkelling straight off the creamy white sands of The rarotongan’s Aroa Beach. Aroa lagoon has many colourful tropical fish with cool names such as butterfly, squirrel, rabbit and angel. you can even go on The rarotongan’s Night Snorkelling Tour and see the ‘night shift’ in action – spot the parrot fish in its cool ‘jelly-like sleeping cocoon’! For children aged to 11 years The rarotongan offers a fun Cook Islands Nature & Culture discovery programme through its Free

Moko’s Kids Club which is open year-round, Monday to Saturday, from 9am-12noon, 2 to 5pm and the all-important 7-9pm session giving parents space for quality time together in the evening. At The rarotongan Kids Stay & Play Free (to age 11)! even teen families are well catered for, with Teens Stay Free for 12-16 years and the Free Teen Zone. Families can choose standard Beachside rooms or Beachfront rooms which all come with verandah, wi-fi, air-con, microwave and fridge, 2-bedroom beachfront or beachside interconnecting family suites, two 3-bedroom private pool villas (with full kitchen of course) or self-catering 2-bedroom or grand beachfront suites. This award-winning family-friendly

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It’s been a summer of love for many readers with some announcing engagements and others starting to make wedding plans. This month’s SoUTH offers some advice on different aspects of wedding planning and provides fresh ideas for elements not always considered. We also include a wedding planner to ensure nothing is forgotten and to help make each step go smoothly as couples head for the aisle.

ModerN TWIST oN oLd TradITIoN Brides will most likely have heard the 19th century bridal rhyme: ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,’ but do they know the rest of that old saying – “and a silver sixpence in her shoe’? The extra line adds even more sentiment to this age-old tradition and for those planning to incorporate it into their wedding day attire here are some suggestions for a modern approach: SOMETHING OLD • At the reception showcase a display of vintage photos of loved ones • Incorporate your grandmother’s pearl necklace into your hairdo • Create a brooch bouquet from vintage brooches and jewellery to carry instead of flowers SOMETHING NEW • Find some cheeky lingerie to wear under your dress — it can be your little secret • If you’re not the type to wear jewellery get a tattoo – rings on a finger or something personal • Have a custom perfume blended for your special day SOMETHING BORROWED • rent a designer gown instead of buying a dress you’ll wear only once • Borrow your parents’ wedding song for your first dance


• If a married friend has a similar style to you, ask to borrow her veil SOMETHING BLUE • Forget the French manicure; paint your nails bold blue • Wrap your bouquet with a blue handkerchief, ribbon or tulle • Make a statement, opt for cobalt blue shoes instead of white Given how the rhyme ends, why not tape a ‘sixpence’ or five cent piece (if you still have one) to the bottom of your shoe for extra luck? If such coins prove elusive then choose a similar coin (perhaps an Australian five cent piece) and try to source one minted the year you’re getting married. Afterwards, you can save it as a memento and someday lend it to a loved one as their ‘something borrowed’.

FaVoUrITe FaVoUrS There are a myriad of ideas for wedding favours and many can end up being a big expense. For those wondering what types of gifts to purchase for the bridal party or for guests, here are a few ideas to look into. FOR THE GUESTS • Inexpensive ‘flip flops’: these will be a hit when people’s feet start to hurt from dancing • Flower seeds or bulbs: your guests can grow your wedding flowers, or similar, at home • A wood or cork coaster with your initials or featuring a happy photo of the bridal couple • Make sets of ‘noughts and crosses’ by painting smooth pebbles and presenting them in a simple crystalline, drawstring bag FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS • Tote bags: have hemp or canvas bags personalised with their names • Jewellery: a dainty necklace or bracelet to match their dresses • Floral robes: they can wear while getting ready and they’ll look great in your photos • A little pampering: pedicure, manicure or facial. FOR THE GROOMSMEN • Flasks: if they’re a group that likes to party, these will get a lot of use • Monogrammed pocket watches: a good timepiece never goes out of style • Fun socks: men don’t always get a chance to show their personality, so get them some fun socks to wear with their suits • A little pampering: men also appreciate beauty therapy so why not a wax or spray tan? When showing appreciation, be sure to accompany the selected token with a simple thank-you.

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draMa aNd STaY SaNe For THe bIG daY Brides-to-be, are you struggling to keep your cool as you plan for your rapidly approaching big day? If so, take a look at the top five potential sources of wedding-day drama and our tips on how to deal with them.

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STEP 2: THE DRESS You’ve always dreamed of a fairy-tale ball gown with all the trimmings, but a look in the fitting room mirror rev eals the cold, hard truth: you could be mistaken for the wedding cake. Our tip: don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, and trust advice given by trained bou tique staff — it’s their job to make you look and feel great, after all. When it comes to dre sses for your attendants, just remember the cautionary scene in the movie, Bridesmaids. To avoid hav ing your BFFs wish they’d never met you, let them choose a sty le that suits both their silh ouette and their budget. you have fi nal say on the colour, tho ugh! HALF RCE STEP 3: THE OTHER POTENTIAL DRAMA SOU agement you’ve been sending Ever since announcing your eng r fiancé to add his touch to you t wan You out mixed messages. ’t g otin down his ideas. You won the wedding, but you keep sho but , day big the on ters is to have fun stop saying that all that mat er bett dies bud his that d ban -be hus keep reminding your soon-to or else! be on their best behaviour — g, ious time and energy on bickerin Our tip: Instead of wasting prec two lves invo ding wed a that er take a deep breath and rememb (of a reflection of you as a couple people. The big day should be s). which you’re both equal part

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oN WeddING CoSTS Traditional weddings can cost an arm and a leg, and sometimes leave the couple in debt before they even begin their lives together. Here are seven ways to save money while still having the wedding of your dreams.

• Limit your guest list: Only request the presence of people that matter to you. Avoid inviting distant relatives you never see. • Makes your own invitations: Use an online programme and graphics; Ask for rSvPs by email to save on return envelopes. • Find a beautiful location: Art galleries, botanical gardens or the beach are venue options that won’t need extra decorations. • Choose a restaurant: The food is usually very good, you won’t pay a venue fee and you’ll have all the tables, chairs and linen you need. • Only serve beer and wine: If cocktails are your thing, create a signature drink to offer your guests.

• Get a deal on the dress: Buy your dress at a sample sale, or consider renting or buying a pre-loved gown. • Minimise your florist bill: Use candles as your centrepieces instead of flowers. Or, why not make your own bouquets? This isn’t as hard as you might think and will save heaps. visit the markets a day prior, select your flowers then gather your bridemaids together to each make their own bouquet. They don’t have to match perfectly – the colours and ribbon trim will bring the theme together. • Make your own wedding album: Find a photographer who will give you all of the day’s pictures on a flash drive and use an online tool to create your own photo book.

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Beaufords is set in the beautiful grounds of Totara Park, adjacent to the Auckland Botanical Gardens. A popular venue for weddings and private functions for over 40 years, Beaufords offers the luxury of choice between the Historic Homestead and Garden Marquee. Full catering and bar service with style and elegance at affordable prices.


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photographers, DJs, celebrants, hair and beauty and accommodation for out of town guests.

A romantic setting, which can cater for ceremony, photography and the reception – come rain or shine – Red Shed Palazzo is known for tranquillity, beauty, great food and staff who go the extra distance to make the bride and groom’s big day a success.

the food and drinks are on the wedding day so when it comes to menus and more, The Red Shed makes choices easy – buffet and hors d’oeuvre packages which each have their own advantages depending on how many guests and the style of wedding.

Just a few hundred metres from the Southern Motorway exit at Drury, in a rustic country setting, The Red Shed offers easy access, plenty of parking and, importantly, shelter if the weather turns.

Experienced staff members aim to make the planning process stressfree and easy so couples can have confidence that everything will run as smoothly as possible.

Everyone knows how important

The team can also prove recommendations for local florists,

ideal for smaller functions.”

A variety of wedding day packages are available including for couples operating on a strict budget – “we want every bride to have her perfect day regardless of the size or style of her wedding,” says Kristina Smith.

So, whether you chose a spring wedding when the gardens are full of blossom, a warm summer afternoon with the scent of flowers in the air, the pretty colours of autumn or even a glistening winter’s day, The Red Shed will help make your event shine.

“Here we provide an intimate setting for formal or casual themes. For large receptions we can set up both our main restaurant as well as the stunning new Greenhouse Room, which is also

And, don’t forget, this fully licensed, award-winning venue is open 8.30am-4pm, 7 days for creative breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, gourmet-style lunches and moreish cakes.

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VaNUaTU – deSIrabLe WeddING LoCaTIoN Wed in winter – Vanuatu sun and tropical setting awaits Summer weddings in New Zealand may be an obvious option for bridal couples but they don’t suit everyone especially when it means working around Christmas (and all its expenses), New year and the long school break when many people are away on holiday. Too early in the season and the weather can be cool and unreliable; too late and humidity is likely to be a problem – no bride wants melting makeup. With venues generally in high demand, especially at weekends, and often dearer than in winter, the mid-year Pacific sun of vanuatu has become a popular alternative.

organised by your chosen resort or wedding planner.

The capital Port vila, on the island of efaté, is just a short flight from New Zealand – and flying with Air vanuatu is a treat!

Of course, beachfront is always in demand. When tables are set up on the sand, the sun is setting and the sea is lapping at the shore, who could ask for more?

With more and more Kiwi brides choosing this tropical location, there are many fabulous resorts fully set up for weddings (and other special functions). Some venues have their own wedding planners to manage the whole process, although independent wedding planners are also available to source a location which best suits individual couples and to carry out all further arrangements. everything from lodgement of all wedding paperwork, celebrant, hairdressers and flowers to cake, entertainment, catering, sound system and more can be

Naturally key resorts have excellent accommodation, amenities and additional services to cater not only for the wedding party but for family and guests too and they are not hard to find – on efaté one is spoilt for choice. Importantly, pre-wedding pampering and honeymoon treats are part of most packages. So, when it is cold and nasty in New Zealand, think warm, sunny vanuatu for an exotic wedding location followed by a relaxed honeymoon with plenty of pampering.


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Couples and their guests welcome the chance to escape wet and gloom here and spend a few days celebrating in the

warmer climes of this friendly Pacific nation.

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A wedding destination that’s all about you Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is the perfect venue for your elegant and intimate wedding. Peppers on the Point is a destination in itself – the 1930’s mansion is steeped in local history and surrounded by luscious green gardens, manicured lawns and impressive panoramic views. The luxurious lakeside lodge also offers an enchanted stone chapel which exudes grace and style, exquisitely fitted with polished timber pews and expansive glass windows with views over Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. Ideally located just three hours south of Auckland, the retreat is just five minutes from the heart of Rotorua and right on the shore of Lake Rotorua delivering a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere

Call 07 348 4868, email info@onthepoint.co.nz or come visit us at Hitched Rotorua Wedding Show Sunday 17th March 2019 Energy Events Centre, Queens Dr, Rotorua and be in to win a magnificent honeymoon package.

for a wedding of up to 70 people depending on your chosen venue. At Peppers on the Point, warm and friendly, yet subtle, service is our specialty – perfect for ensuring a completely relaxed bride and groom, and a wonderful experience for guests. A personal wedding coordinator will ensure your wedding is just how you’d like it to be all with impeccable attention to detail.

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Tabula Rasa, meaning ‘a new beginning’, offers you an exquisite ‘one-space-fits-all’ space for your special celebration. With 1 wedding only per day, you get exclusive use on your day ● Extensive indoor and outdoor spaces including a sparkling swimming pool ● Beautifully manicured gardens with a stunning outdoor entertainment area ●

Full commercial kitchen with licensed bar to cater to your needs ● Venue packages are fully inclusive with no additional or hidden costs ● Personalised service from a dedicated team, passionate about delivering great experiences ●



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THe rIGHT WaY To Wear a boUToNNIere Many grooms choose to follow the tradition of wearing a small floral accessory called a boutonniere on their wedding day but those grooms who do so should know how to wear one and who else should wear one on the big day.

Although the boutonniere isn’t an essential part of the groom’s traditional attire, and many prefer to opt for the subtler handkerchief, nevertheless this accessory can add the finishing touches to the male side of the bridal party. either way men should be free to wear whatever looks best, however, for those who say ‘yes’ to this traditional floral adornment, here’s how to wear it:

• Attach it to the lapel of your suit or jacket • Always pin it on your left side, above the heart • Choose a delicate or magnetised fastener to avoid damaging your jacket • Make it match your bride’s bouquet (this is not optional!) • Match it to the wedding’s colour palette

WHO SHOULD WEAR IT? If the groom decides to wear a boutonniere, all male members of the procession should do so too. This means that the important men in the groom’s entourage — his father, best man, groomsmen, and usually the ushers – should wear a boutonniere. However it is also appropriate for grandfathers and, perhaps, the godfathers, to wear one to show their special status.



Choosing a tie for the big day is usually the easy part but the groom and his attendants also need to learn how to knot it to perfection. Of course, it will depend on the type of tie chosen and some already come ready-to-wear. However, many do not so, if you aren’t comfortable with the idea of doing it yourself, ask your best man or your dad to assist. They may have some tips for you or they’ll simply take care of it on the big day. Whatever the case, be sure you have the ‘knot’ process all tied up in advance!

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Planning is the key to a successful wedding but too often the plan goes awry because it hasn’t been adhered to. Here’s a proven plan to help make your big day run smoothly.

6-12 MoNTHS

3-5 MoNTHS

1-2 MoNTHS

• decide on the type of wedding, number of guests and budget. • decide when and where you would like your ceremony and reception to be held, check out venues and book. • Choose and book a celebrant or meet with the minister or priest of your chosen church. • Choose a photographer or videographer and book. • Contact the people you would like as your bridal attendants, best man, groomsmen, etc. • Choose a colour scheme or theme for your wedding. • Begin the search for the wedding gown. If you decide to have one made, choose the designer and dressmaker. • draw up a provisional guest list.

• By now the wedding gown should be organised or purchased, the style of the groom’s suit chosen and booked or purchased. • Best man and groomsmen’s suits, and attendants’ dresses should be organised. • Choose and order invitations. • Meet with photographer and discuss photo preferences, arrangements and locations. • decide on accessories for the wedding party. Book florist. • Finalise your guest list and send invites. • Choose and order cake. • Book make-up artist and hairdresser. • Choose wedding rings. • learn wedding dance.

• Have a trial hair and make-up session. • Contact celebrant, minister or priest, check all is in order and arrange rehearsal date with all people concerned. • Final fittings for all bridal party members. • Apply to the registrar of Births, deaths and Marriages for a marriage licence. (valid for three months from issue.) • Check the rSvPs from guests and keep a list of numbers attending. When finalised, consult your caterer. • Order wine and finalise the menu with caterers. • Arrange reception seating plan and place cards.

2 WeeKS

1 WeeK

• visit your florist to have detailing of bouquets and flowers for church and reception finalised. • re-confirm all arrangements, eg honeymoon, photographer, car hire, hair and make-up, suits, dresses, flowers, venues, caterers, etc. • Wear in your wedding shoes (bride and groom). • If you’re having a hens’ or stags’ night, do it now – not the night before the wedding! • Confirm with attendants, best man, family or friends, things that need doing after the wedding (eg returning hired clothing, taking care of the bride’s gown, storing wedding gifts, etc) and decide who’s doing what.

• don’t panic. • Hold a full rehearsal of the wedding ceremony. • do a dummy run through the journey at the same time and day of the week as the ceremony to be sure transport and timing is correct. Plan an alternative route in case of delays on the day. • Arrange for any hire items to be collected. • Have a facial, massage, manicure and pedicure. • With the preparation over, you can now relax and enjoy your wedding day! • Those giving speeches should be planning what to say!

CHeCKLIST Wedding venue reception venue Celebrant Photographer Musicians and entertainment Wedding gown Caterers Florist Transport Honeymoon destination Wedding night accommodation The cake rings Make-up artist Hairdresser Groom’s suit Best man/groomsmen’s suits Hire equipment (tables, chairs) Attendants’ dresses Invitations

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Weighty MATTerS Definitive


dr NIKKI FrOST BvSc BSc MANZCvS (Medicine of Cats), senior vet at Franklin vets Pukekohe, tackles a difficult topic.

Take it from me, no one wants to hear their pet is overweight.


However, just like humans, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will reduce your pet’s risk of disease and injury, as well as contributing to a better quality of life and a longer life expectancy.

When saints and sinners adopt a wedding march (of sorts), it can be tough to tell one from another, as psychologist Alex delaware and detective Milo Sturgis discover. Thanks to an uninvited guest, a missing identity and a trail of deadly secrets, a ‘saints and sinners’ themed wedding soon takes a macabre twist in this intriguing crime thriller which delivers a most literal interpretation to: ‘to death do us part’. Jonathan Kellerman: The Wedding Guest | RRP $37 | Century

In a lifetime study of labradors, slim dogs lived two years longer and had 50% less arthritis than their overweight litter-mates. The problem is, losing weight is easier said than done. Therefore, prevention is the preferred option for weight control. Owners can make a huge difference by carefully managing their pet’s food portions, especially between three and 12 months of age. This is especially important after speying or neutering pets as they are more prone to weight gain during this time. Feeding a good quality kitten or puppy food, and measuring food on kitchen scales or with cups, as per packet instructions, is the best way to do this. If this advice has come too late, for adult pets (1-year-old or 18mths for large breed dogs), we recommend feeding royal Canin Satiety food to help them lose weight. This comes in biscuit form for cats, and biscuit or canned food for dogs.

It is a low calorie, high fibre, high protein diet. It reduces begging behaviour with a special blend of fibres that increase the volume of the stomach contents and makes them feel full, despite consuming less calories. exercising pets and using non-food rewards, such as lots of affection and play, will also help. The longterm rewards are well worth the effort for both of you! Sadly there’s no one-size-fits-all approach or magic remedy to help pets shed excess kilos. What works for one pet doesn’t necessarily work for another. If you have concerns come in and see our vets or book a free weight consult with one of our vet nurses. We will work with you to give your furry friend the best chance of living a healthier, longer life.

THE SECRETARY Who says the man (or woman) behind the big desk holds all the power? Christine Butcher may appear to be a meek and often-overlooked figure but therein lies her strength. Privy to all sorts of as information – even when secrets are whispered – this humble secretary steps a fine line between loyalty and betrayal. If pushed, she might just prove to be the most dangerous person in the room! Renee Knight: The Secretary | RRP $37 | Doubleday

THE RUMOUR A sleepy, little town is set to experience a rude awakening as this page-turner unfolds. She may have only been a child herself when Sally McGowan stabbed little robbie Harris to death more than 47 years ago but who is she now? And, more importantly, how dangerous can this woman be? When rumours circulate they can soon spin out of control, as this book reveals. Lesley Kara: The Rumour | RRP $37 | Century

Concerned about your pet’s weight? See one of our vets or book a free weight consult with one of our vet nurses.

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Be sun smart: How to prevent and treat sun damaged hair

When the warmer weather finally arrives, fantasies of bronzed skin and sun-kissed locks fill our minds. Then come holidays filled with lazy days in the sun, backyard barbecues and salty swims.

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In Vivo salons all across the country, clients are holding up fists full of hair, perplexed as to why it is dry, brittle and shedding more than usual. ‘I thought the sun was good for me!’ they say. But despite the sun being essential for our health in so many ways, the lightening effects it has on our hair can be as damaging as bleach. When your head is exposed to the sun, it dries up the protective oils that prevent cell damage,

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It’s easy to believe our hair is the natural shield Mother Nature has provided to protect your head against sun damage and that hats are just a fashion accessory, right? Wrong! Your hair and scalp are areas which are highly exposed to the sun, and protecting them from damage is as important as protecting the skin. Aside from sunburn, or worse, skin cancer, the harsh New Zealand sun can also damage hair follicles and scalp, causing major interruption to any Rapunzel dreams.

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We all know to protect skin from the sun; we generously slather on sunscreen so those powerful Southern Hemisphere rays don’t turn us an unflattering shade of red. But what about the head?

weakening the hair’s protein structure, causing dehydration and reducing its natural elasticity. Combine this with chlorine, salt water and heat styling tools and you’re left with a frizzy, breakable, and dull looking mane. How can you help to repair, or better yet, prevent summer sun damage, and retain swishy, healthy hair? Auckland regional manager of Vivo Hair, Nicolett Botha, recommends using a spray-in conditioner when planning a day in the sun. “It’s all about hydration,” she says. “These conditioners can be left in the hair to boost moisture levels, ensuring the sun doesn’t dehydrate it. The right hydrating hair treatment can do wonders for hair already suffering from sun overexposure. “Products such as Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Mask seal the cuticle scale and rehydrate the follicles. When applied, the sun will assist in it being even more effective. The warmth will intensify the penetration of the mask.” Wellington regional manager for Vivo, Natalie Taipa, recommends a colour lock-in salon treatment for those wanting to protect their colour from fading in the sun. “After colouring hair, a colour lock treatment will close the hair cuticle down so the colour doesn’t rinse out when swimming,” she advises. ‘Open hair cuticles allows for fade much faster in the sun!” So, just by being sun smart, there’s a lot which can be done to help hair, scalp and skin survive the silly season.


This month TEREZE TABER talks about repairing sun damaged hair and preventing further harm.


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New Zealand designer, Anne Mardell’s collections are styled with ease and nous, the emphasis being on ‘less conceptual’ and ‘more wearable’. Unique pleating, innovative draping and exclusive European prints are features of the new season collection where soft grey, charcoal, black and a smattering of navy are accentuated by pops of colour, in particular orange, pumpkin and hokey pokey. New Zealand designed and manufactured, the label’s ethical stance on supporting Kiwi makers and suppliers has continued for more than 35 years making Anne Mardell one of the country’s most enduring designers. To see more visit the new Mardell Howick boutique.

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Jo goes toe to toe for charity Seasoned mud runner, Joanne Juddery has been chased by zombies on numerous occasions during the Spookers, Run for Your Freak’ In Life challenge at Kingseat. While getting down and dirty is all part of this ‘tough mudder’s’ sports life, HELEN PERRY discovered she has also been throwing punches with IT Heavy Hitters and is now set to enter the ring for a third time to support a worthy cause. There’s nothing gentle about training for the IT Heavy Hitters corporate fight nights. Contenders pack ‘a real punch’ and both the training and the fights require physical and mental strength says three times competitor Jo Juddery. “Some contenders find the going just too tough and never make it through training. But I like big goals and need big challenges – physically and mentally. Heavy Hitters provides both, challenging office bound bods to swap their desks for the boxing ring.” Importantly, this modern day Amazon says every blow raises funds for a worthy cause – New Zealander of the Year, Mike King’s The Key to Life Charitable Trust which seeks to reduce suicide to zero in New Zealand.” The fight may sound easy, but Jo knows, firsthand, the highs and lows of working toward such an event – “it’s not for the faint hearted,” she maintains.

And, no one could call Jo fainthearted. The mother of two adult children started mud running six years ago, has competed six times in Tough Mudders (here and in Australia), run Tough Guy and Gal about 20 times and as mentioned, has been a keen contestant several times in Run for Your Freak’n Life at Spookers Haunted Theme Park. But with boxing she put on the gloves and shook off personal doubts about her ability to see a fight through. “I not only enjoy the challenge of Heavy Hitters but seeing the outcomes – we raised $106,505.37 for Key to Life last year – there’s immense satisfaction and pride.” Started six years ago, IT Heavy Hitters came about after keen sportsman, Mike Dawes, (from the Wellington region) realised his family life was being jeopardised by a job which kept him pretty much glued to a computer screen. “To cut a long story short, a job change followed by an invitation to take part in a charity boxing match set Mike on a new path,” Jo says. “He was coached by Doug McLay during the build up to that match and subsequently

lost 25kgs. After winning his bout he carried on training but when Doug tragically took his own life Mike was devastated but was also motivated to do something for charity himself. Key to Life seemed the right choice.” By chance Jo became involved when she was invited to be part of a novel way to tell Mike King how much money had been raised for his trust via the 2016 IT Heavy Hitters event. “I’d done a fair bit of cake making and decorating in my time so

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Mike (Dawes) asked me to create a special cake for Mike (King) showing the amount raised for Key to Life – I guess you could say it was the icing on the cake, (the amount shown then was $56,100.69) that convinced me to take the next step to being a contender!” Having decided to give the challenge a go Jo says she had no idea what she was in for. “At one point I nearly quit. I remember sitting in the car crying. I just didn’t think I could go on. The training was tough, very tough. “Seeing that glove coming at your face for the first time is terrifying and getting over not wanting to hurt people isn’t easy. “It took weeks for me to quell that fear and stop pulling back. When I finally landed that game-changing punch my coach said she saw it in my eyes. But even then, stopping myself from apologising when I let go was hard and there were still plenty of times when I wanted to walk away but nothing comes from easy so I stuck with it.” Sparring with both men and women, Jo adds that while everyone tends to pull their punches at training (but not always), when it comes to fight night there’s no holding back. “I’ve come off with a black eye but no broken bones,” she laughs “I’ve also landed my fair share on heavy blows but it’s all about safety too. Opponents have to be within 6kgs of each other; everyone wears headgear and a mouth guard. The women wear chest protectors and the men, groin protectors. If, at any point, the ref has the slightest concern the fight is stopped.” Jo started training for the 2019 Auckland event (May 11) in February, rising early to do three mornings with mixed martial arts

exponent Shane ‘Sugar’ Young at City Kick Boxing before work then heading after work to the state-of-the-art, Combat Academy in Ellerslie to train three nights with owner and UFC star, Dan ‘Hangman’ Hooker. “All contenders receive professional boxing training. For me, working with two internationals is really motivating but because that I’m also on the Heavy Hitters management team it helps me provide the right kind of support to new contenders – answer their questions; give encouragement – that’s because I know what it’s like to feel like walking out and not coming back. I’ve been there.” Jo admits the challenge does lose people before they get to the ring and for some, getting through it means having an understanding employer who can “cut you a bit of slack during training.” Jo herself works as a procurement administrator for Duncan NZ Ltd in Whitford and says the company has backed her competitive endeavours in every way. “Management made sure I made it to the Kathmandu Coast to Coast 33km mountain run and the boss was there to meet me at the finish line. They [the company] do a lot for the wider community and are full of encouragement when there is a good cause at heart. I was scheduled to do the 50km Oxfam Trailwalker but with so much on my plate I’ve now gone from walker to supporter; Heavy Hitters is my main priority.” Jo adds that those who do stick with the fight programme come out stronger physically and mentally, “especially those who have been office bound and had no fitness routine.” “For sure, they are thrilled by the amount we raise for Key to Life but they are equally amazed by their own achievement – you think you can’t and then you can.” www.southmagazine.co.nz

Needed in their corner Jo Juddery has said nothing comes from easy and that includes organising the IT Heavy Hitters corporate fights which take place in Auckland and Wellington. Raising funds for the Key to Life Charitable Trust, which aims for a zero suicide rate in New Zealand, the charity events (sanctioned by the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association and the NZ Boxing Federation) need sponsors, supporters and auction donors. With that in mind Jo, herself a three-times contender, is asking companies and individuals not to ‘duck and dive’ but to be first to throw some monetary punches for such a worthwhile cause. “We have a variety of sponsorship packages which can be discussed with management. For example we need sponsors to help fund coaches, medical staff, officials, venues and more. “We are also seeking goods and services for the auctions which take place half way through the night and are hugely popular. In the past we’ve had incredible supporters who having donated some wonderful items so we’re hoping for the same again this year.” To date, more than $315,000 has been donated by IT Heavy Hitters to Mike King’s Key to Life trust; this year it is hoped to do even better than last year’s $100,000 plus.

Dan ‘hangman’ Hooker oversees Jo’s training.

The Auckland event takes place on May 11 at the Barfoot & Thompson Stadium, 203 Korhimarama Rd, Kohimarama. If you can help in any way, a Give a Little page has been set up for casual donations – see https:// givealittle.co.nz/cause/aucklandit-heavy-hitters-2019# or email info@itheavyhitters.co.nz

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Taj Lake Palace

New York Palace – The Dedica Anthology

Taj Lake Palace New York Palace – The Dedica Anthology

Love is a many splendid

– hotel!

Travellers well know the dilemma of choosing accommodation when on the road – some are all for luxury, some are on a tight budget and some just want middle of the road comfort. For those who want only the very best – with no heartbreak involved – then Big 7 Travel’s ranking of the world’s 50 most romantic hotels could be the guide to stay and play perfection. From marble palaces to rustic treetop lodges, these hotels, which include New Zealand’s Huka Lodge near Taupo, in the Top Ten, offer diversity and special touches which exude charm, romance and sumptuous style. In formulating its rankings, Big 7 Travel aggregated two notable romantic hotel rankings: Travel and Leisure and Tripadvisor Results from these were added to a scoring system which combined the results of a survey of Big 7 readers and votes cast by a panel of experts from travel media and the hotel industry. This month EastLife showcases just a few which made it into the Top Ten (see panel).

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Huka Lodge

Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur, India) Plaza Athenee, (Paris, France) Laucala Island Resort, (Fiji) Villa Cora, (Florence, Italy) Conrad Maldives, (Rangali Island, Maldives)

Laucala Island Resort

Jade Mountain (Soufriere, St Lucia) Azulik, (Tulum, Mexico) Coco Plum Island Resort, (Belize) New York Palace – The Dedica Anthology, (Budapest, Hungary) Huka Lodge, (Taupo, New Zealand) Villa Cora www.southmagazine.co.nz

Some things just don’t travel well… Many a traveller has been caught out when shopping overseas. Items which captured the imagination and promised to wow family and friends when brought home may not only fail to live up to expectations but can look downright out of place as ROBYN YOUSEF so aptly explains. Two large hibiscus blooms defined my bosom and another two my ample backside – yes, you have probably guessed it. While on holiday in Apia, Samoa, I fell in love with a loose-fitting, floaty frock – it looked so exotic and so Samoan. I decided it was just the dress to help me blend into the island atmosphere seamlessly and would be perfect for casual outings back home. What’s more it felt so much better than my sensible ‘travelling uniform’ – a co-ordinated cotton ensemble made especially for women of a certain age and size. No, I like to meld in with the locals when I travel…and I felt the style suited me well. Sadly, I’m inclined to forget that the old chestnut about ‘whatever goes on tour should stay on tour’ also broadly applies to exotic outfits bought in haste when overseas. My little hibiscus number just didn’t look the part at a Kiwi pot luck. But the real rub came when I examined my purchase more closely. I always like to support the local economy when travelling so I was shocked to discover my ‘Samoan’ couture was actually made in Thailand. What’s more, the fabric which felt like cool cotton was really 100% rayon! I should have gone for the dependable lava lava (sarong) sold everywhere in gorgeous Island patterns. In fact, that’s all one really needs in laidback Samoa – some cool t-shirts, a pair of jandals and, of course, a couple of lava lavas

Above: dainty ankle adornments – not so alluring on sturdy middleaged legs. Right: Perfect in Samoa, out of kilter at Kiwi pot luck. which will then look gorgeous as a throw to brighten any room when you return home. But sometimes we never live and learn. In Fiji I was carried away by the culture of an Indian family we stayed with and thought it was extraordinarily exotic to don an ankle bracelet. Then our friends from Fendalton in Christchurch joined us and I was told to “take that silly thing off.” I’m just not an ankle bracelet sort of Sheila, but the ambience of foreign localities is catching. After a visit to Paris, I was determined to return to New Zealand displaying impeccable French style. Sadly, the only garment I could afford, and that fitted me (sort of), was a formfitting, beautifully-cut but very heavy, woollen coat. It was incredibly chic but so snug

that I could only wear it over my underwear! Auckland outings in my French one-piece were obviously very limited. Dunedin author (and friend), Sandy McKay, recently recalled her delight with the results of a shopping excursion in the Kuala Lumpur markets while visiting Malaysia. “A range of exotic beauties were all splayed out on my hotel room bed – 15 garments all locally made,” she told me. “With accessories to match – shell necklaces, and bright beaded earrings – they looked extremely stylish in sunny K.L And, they were sooooo reasonable!” However, in the cold, hard light of an Otago day, Sandy realised her tropical treasures were totally out of place.

“I had to face facts – whenever I wore one of these outfits, I felt as if I was off to a fancy dress party. My Asian ethnic fashion wear just didn’t suit my casual Dunedin lifestyle.” So, if you see a woman sporting two large hibiscus blooms on her derriere this summer it could be me. But, I very much doubt it. We all know some items bought on holiday in excited haste just don’t travel well. But do we learn from the experience? For sure I intend sticking to clothing brands I know and trust in New Zealand but... but, I would like to know what happened to that Fijian ankle bracelet ...and... maybe the hibiscus blooms do exude a kind of sunny appeal; perhaps they’ll manage at a Kiwi barbecue after all!

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Future Foodys today Have another mouth to feed? If so, the upcoming Autumn Baby Show (ASB Showgrounds, March 9-10) is liable to feature everything necessary to feed their need to feed. Among the exhibitors will be nutritionist, Larissa Beeby from Future Foodys, who will have recipes aplenty to share – including these two tempting table toppers.

For more recipe ideas, visit futurefoody.co.nz, and for more information regarding the show, see babyshow.co.nz.



Age: 12months+

Age: 12months+

A handy snack for the whole family, these egg and dairy-free muffins are sweetened only with fruit. As they can be frozen (as well as eaten fresh from the oven) they make for a yum snack on the go. Blueberries – which are wellstocked with antioxidants – are a common favourite among children and the oats provide a healthy dose of carbohydrate which will help keep them feeling full for longer.

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp flaxseeds, ground

Place the flaxseed into a bowl and add 1/3 cup of water. leave to sit for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180ºC and line muffin tins.

2 cups oats 1/2 cup cacao 1tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda 1 cup Future Foody Stage 1 Apple 1 1/2 cups blueberry 1/2 tsp vanilla paste

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Process the oats in a food processor until a flour is formed. Transfer into a bowl, add remaining dry ingredients and mix. Add apple puree and vanilla and mix further. Add the blueberries and gently fold. Spoon mixture into tins and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

fast This chia seed pudding makes for an easy break the from fats y health to on additi or a quick snack. In chia seeds and coconut cream, it also benefits from e), the pear, which contains sorbitol (a natural laxativ to help maintain a healthy gut.


2 Tbsp Future Foody Pear Puree 2 Tbsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp cacao 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup water


The Mix all ingredients together and leave overnight. coconut cream will solidify in the fridge, so it can a either be removed a few minutes before serving or little more water to create a smoother texture. Serve with yoghurt and fresh fruit.


Hot Spots


WINNER Rural Cafe of the Year. Recommending this cafe is easy – the food and service are that good and directions couldn’t be more straight forward: head along Karaka Rd and look out for the big... red shed! Along with their team, Paul (a chef with 30 years’ experience) and Kristina Smith serve quality food amidst beautiful, family and animal friendly, garden surrounds. Creative breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, gourmet-style lunches and moreish cakes are all on offer at this fully licensed slice of rural paradise, open 8.30am-4pm.

Canopius as always is bringing the finest, freshest and freerange product to the area’s surrounding Papakura. Our passion for quality food and fantastic coffee is second to none and our new range of summer cocktails like the Aperol Spritz are perfect for that lazy weekend afternoon. Whether you’re choosing your favourite from our menu, or grabbing something from the extensive cabinet selection, Canopius will cater to what drives your hunger.

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Red Shed



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145 Great South Road, Papakura Open Tues-Fri 7am-3pm Sat-Mon 8am-3pm Phone 09 299 1180 www.canopius.co.nz www.facebook.com/canopiuscoffeehouse

szimpla gastro bar

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Acclaimed retro retreat in the heart of Auckland Airport’s shopping precinct – Szimpla Gastro Bar – is dishing up delicious food, quality craft beer & good old Kiwi hospitality. We have options for large group bookings from 20-80 people with canapes and set menus available. Consider us for your next birthday venue, engagement function or a catch up with friends before heading to the airport. Brunch from 10am every weekend alongside our expansive all day menu including yummy veggie and gluten free options.

Murphy’s Law Irish Bar is set on 3 acres in the beautiful countryside beneath the Drury Hills. The Sports Bar is always full of action with a gaming lounge and TAB facilities plus plenty of TVs to watch your favourite sporting event. Great entertainment Friday/Saturday nights. Great pub fare, friendly staff, huge outside garden areas. Open 7 days except Christmas Day, 11am till late. Motorhome Park for your short stay requirements. Like us on Facebook. Courtesy van available Wed-Sat, travels within a 15km radius of Murphy’s Law. Closed Easter Friday and Christmas Day.

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YUM CAKES IN THE MIX! Would be bakers of the Nigella lawson or Mary Berry kind are sure to welcome a new line of clean baking mixes from Hill Street Wholefoods. These easy to make, delicious to eat, affordable, wholefood baking mixes, have been developed by young Kiwi entrepreneur, eliana Glover who is on a mission to make baking at home not just easy, but appealing. The new range (rrP $10.99-$14.99), launches with Cacao Fudge Brownies, Banana Bread, Chewy Choc Chip Cookies and Pancakes, and is packed with nutritious, plantbased ingredients. each is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan-friendly. Available online from www. hillstwholefoods.co.nz where readers will also find a host of ideas for creating with each clean mix.

South Canterbury company, Barker’s of Geraldine is famous for its fruit syrups, jams, chutneys and jellies, savoury sauces, dressings and a whole lot more but it’s hard to go past Barkers New Zealand Onion Marmalade when burgers call for some extra punch. Also ideal as a hotdog dressing, pizza topping or served with warm cheese scones, this yum condiment is gluten-free and vegan friendly. Available from New World and other supermarkets.

GOING NUTS FOR CRACKERS When it comes to platter time, 180degrees has created a range of nut-inspired oat crackers to match with favourite toppings. Check out almond oat cracker, hazelnut and walnut too. These crunchy, premium oat crackers are made with 100% natural New Zealand wholegrain oats, pure New Zealand butter and, of course, nuts. Try them with cheese – camembert, brie, gouda or creamy blue – as well as fruit pastes, spreads and dips – summer entertaining made easy. Available at most supermarkets; approximately $5 per pack).

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Anyone for breakfast? Weekend brunch is a welcome change from the busy working week and where else to relax, chat and eat after a late ‘lie-in’, than trendy Canopius Café in Papakura? With a reputation for fresh flavours, vegan options, healthy bites and great coffee, this contemporary café opens for early birds and late risers alike. However, while yum servings such as wholesome paleo porridge with flaxmeal, chia seed and almond meal base served with mixed berries or, perhaps, pear and aniseed are popular there’s a sumptuous range of decadent dishes for those keen to indulge a sweet tooth and still feel the scales won’t swing upwards. For example, muesli with nuts, seeds and dried fruit comes with maple syrup, cinnamon, coconut oil, sliced banana, berry compote and yoghurt and it’s hard to resist the café’s homemade spelt brioche

tossed in coconut cream and cinnamon, pan-fried and served with warm poached pears, coconut yoghurt, grilled banana and bacon. Other favourites include mouthwatering kumara and spinach latkes lightly pan-fried until golden then topped with your choice of bacon, or smoked salmon plus portobello mushrooms or avocado. Then there are burgers galore, open sandwiches, salt and pepper calamari, various omelettes and a big breakfast option for man-size

appetites among others. Naturally, Canopius Café is ideal for lunch too and the perfect location to catch up with friends for a coffee – morning or afternoon! While temporarily closed on Sundays (until April) Canopius opens from 8am-3pm Saturday and Monday and 7am-3pm TuesdayFriday – the latter great for workers who can relax, dine, and even read the paper all before starting work later in the morning.

Trendy and well appointed with a philosophy of friendly service, Canopius Café brings urban panache to suburban Papakura ensuring the fine foods of life are within reach of the region’s growing population. Make it your regular stop – Canopius Café, 145 Great South rd, Papakura, ph 09 299 1180 www.canopius.co.nz www.facebook.com/ canopiuscoffee house


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The Acacia Cove Lifestyle Acacia Cove is a country-style village situated on the beautiful Wattle Downs Peninsula. For those who appreciate the tranquility of an estuary setting Acacia Cove has it all, as well as its own restaurant, heated indoor pool, library, bowling green and gym. Whether you choose to live in a villa or one of our luxurious apartments, you’ll have the security of a 24 hour, fully monitored emergency call system built in. If you’re aged 60 or over, value your independence but want greater security, come and have a look at the superb properties we have to offer. • Best Ageing Programme at the 2017 Ageing Asia Eldercare Awards • Finalist in the Facility of the Year Independent Seniors Living Catergory

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Frame TV – SAMSUNG SAyS SO MUCH! Those hanging some of the world’s most impressive artworks without paying for them first could well find themselves hanging around a jail cell soon afterwards. However, thanks to Samsung, we can all enjoy being... framed. Now featuring pieces from Te Papa, the Frame Tv Art Store (at samsung.com/nz/tvs/the-frame/ art-store) allows users to display some of the world’s finest works at home. “Kiwis have truly embraced the Art Store, with New Zealand one of the top five countries when it comes to Frame Tv owners activating their subscriptions,” Jens Anders from Samsung says. “With consumers clearly appreciating the artistic merits of the pieces in their homes, the next natural step was to put some of our New Zealand works on the platform.”

Three Huia – Johannes Keulemans The 13-part Te Papa collection includes paintings depicting Kororareka Beach (Thomas Gardiner, 1840), the extinct Huia bird (Johannes Keulemans, 1900) and Mount Cook (Charles Barraud, 1884). These works (and more) join an already impressive ‘portfolio’ featuring pieces from galleries worldwide. With so many priceless works of art thrown into the bargain, The Frame Tv 2.0 (available from rrP $1,999.95) could be considered quite the steal!

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My company – my money? Kevin House is a highly skilled commercial lawyer. His expertise extends to business structures and trust and tax law, including asset planning and business planning protection for corporate shareholders, directors and individuals.


We have seen examples of shareholders and directors of companies being subject to claims (some substantial) as a result of company failures.

MURRAY AND DEBBIE GARLAND, Signature Homes Papakura/Franklin offer advice on building a new home Ever wondered how you actually go about building your dream home or have you been dreaming too long because you just don’t know where to start? Check out our simple 7-step guide of how we do things at Signature Homes. STEP ONE: Start by making two lists: one for ‘must have’ features; another with details you’d like included if possible. STEP TWO: A new home consultant will discuss your ideas with you and help you find a site if you don’t have one. STEP THREE: Select a predesigned plan from our collections, start from scratch with a Design & Build or make changes to our existing plans to suit your lifestyle. STEP FOUR: The concept stage will give a clearer idea of how your home will look in its environment.

STEP FIVE: With a small deposit from you, our Plan Deposit Service allows us to investigate costs based on facts, not guesswork. STEP SIX: The team will consult with you to finalise your design details, the exciting stuff – colour, finishes, materials! STEP SEVEN: Once cost and design are signed off, we’ll give you a fixed-price quote. Easy right? Tune in next month to see how we turn bare earth into your very own dream home. If this excites you, we have plenty of ways to connect. Call us on 0800 828 822, email garland@signature.co.nz or visit one of our Show Homes at Paerata Rise, Pokeno and Papakura. Check them out at www.signature.co.nz/ showhomes.

They have not taken advantage of the limited liability available where companies are involved and decisions and entitlements of participants are adequately recorded. As a result, they have had to repay monies drawn from the company, sometimes for a considerable period prior to the company failure. Once a company is formed, particularly where ownership is closely held, such as in a family company, there is a tendency to regard the company only as a convenient vehicle to trade. Share ownership is equated with ownership of the business and the underlying funds the business produces. The real situation is, however, very different from that. Legally, formation of a company creates a separate legal person. The company owns the business and its funds. The concept of limited liability through a company is a cornerstone of business activity. Once any sum agreed to be due on the shares has been paid, then in the absence of a shareholder becoming involved in management, there should be no further liability should the company fail, providing money withdrawn from the company is correctly approved and documented. For shareholders who are also directors, the activities as directors are additionally subject to Companies Act requirements in respect of prudent and responsible decisions and the recording of those.


It is therefore important that: • On formation of a company or subsequent issues of shares, a shareholder’s consent is obtained not only to the issue of the shares but that there is a clear statement as to what each shareholder has accepted by way of liability on the shares. • Decisions are recorded by resolutions or minutes and that it is clear whether shareholders are making decisions by voting rights attached to their shares, or the decisions are the decisions of directors, and thereby subject to the Companies Act requirements as to prudence and responsibility etc. • Amounts to be drawn as salaries or director’s remuneration are authorised and recorded in minutes. Otherwise they become drawings liable to be repayable upon demand, the demand usually being made by a liquidator. • Amounts distributed to shareholders are approved by appropriate minutes and that the directors approving the distribution complete required certificates as to solvency, failing which the directors can be liable to creditors. In summary, protection for shareholders and directors can be achieved by careful documentation of decisions and completion of appropriate formalities such as solvency certificates as required by the Companies Act. To simply treat the company as an extension of the individual trader is a dangerous course which may result, on company insolvency, in substantial loss to the individuals involved.

The information contained in this paper is necessarily of a generalised nature and specific advice should be sought in relation to any particular situation.

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Smith & Sons Pukekohe owners, Lane and Melissa van den Brink know how important it is for a home to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Their advice is designed to guide homeowners smoothly through the renovation process. Well, we are officially into autumn and getting ready for the colder months. With the change of season comes more time indoors, providing a great opportunity to tackle those indoor projects. If you are planning a renovation, the first thing you will want to do is find a suitable builder. So, to get started here are a few tips to help choose the best builder for your needs. This is very important as you are about to invest a lot of money in your home makeover. There are many great homeplanning websites and there are five things on which all seem to agree: • Because we are all human, the first step is to CHOOSE SOMEONE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE TALKING TO. If you’re not comfortable talking to your builder, it is going to be harder to discuss issues down the track. Also, if you are not comfortable talking with him or his team, can you be sure they are listening? • DO YOUR HOMEWORK – Have you checked out their previous work? Some more established

building companies will have websites for you to easily peruse latest projects, but if not, ask for photos or evidence of work they have completed previously. • GET TESTIMONIALS/ REFERENCES – Good builders will have references you can follow up. At Smith & Sons all our recent testimonials go onto our website so you can check out what our clients have to say about us. • When sourcing several quotes from builders, remember, THE CHEAPEST IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST. Check whether these builders are quoting for the same thing because products and methods can vary widely. • If it is restricted building work you want carried out, CHECK WHETHER YOUR BUILDER IS LICENSED. In New Zealand it pays to check with the Licensed Building Practitioners website which has a search function available for you to see if the builder is listed. For more information feel free to visit us at 19 Manukau Road, Pukekohe. See you next time.


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Many of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are either retired or working their way towards retirement. They have worked hard to build their ‘nest egg’ and need the accumulated funds to work for them, in order to enjoy the trappings of retirement. Our experience is, that making decisions on where to invest these funds is quite a conundrum in the current environment. Typically, the options include placing funds on term deposit in the bank, investing in property, or investing in the capital markets. It is widely known that interest rates are stubbornly low and may continue to be so, for the foreseeable future. Property is often enticing for investors due to the perceived security associated with ‘bricks and mortar’. However, the reality is that property rate increases, insurance, maintenance upkeep and an onerous regulatory environment for landlords all make direct ownership less appealing. This is not to mention a lack of liquidity associated with this type of ownership; an important consideration in retirement when emergency funds may be needed at short notice. At Forsyth Barr we specialise in investing in the capital markets. This includes investment in shares, fixed interest (bonds) and listed property. The latter gives our clients exposure to the broader property sector (industrial, commercial and retail), with the benefit of liquidity. While cyclical challenges have emerged in global markets, there continue to be positives which support ongoing investment activity. Examples include strong labour markets and low

unemployment, low interest rates and continuing accommodative monetary policy from central banks, as well as attractive valuations in light of the recent correction in global share markets. In light of these factors, an investment portfolio which has appropriate diversification across asset classes, sectors, currencies and geographies remains a compelling way for retirees to achieve both capital growth and income during their retirement. Our managed portfolio services are tailored to suit a client’s investment risk profile, take the hassle and stress away from managing investments directly and provide a high level of liquidity. If you would like to discuss your investment options, contact us. David Morgan and Mark Steele, whose views and opinions are expressed in this article, are Authorised Financial Advisers with Forsyth Barr in Auckland East. To arrange a meeting to discuss your investment objectives in confidence, call (09) 368 0170 or visit the office on the corner of Ti Rakau and Huntington Drives, Botany, Auckland. Submitted by Forsyth Barr Auckland East.

This column is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements for Forsyth Barr Authorised Financial Advisers are available on request and free of charge.

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